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Searching for Stability: The Arab Barometer Surveys a Divided Libya​

Drawing from an Arab Barometer survey undertaken in March and April 2014, Fathi Ali and Michael Robbins document the evolution of Libyans’ opinions on their country’s institutions, desired political system, and their self-perception in relation to other regional and global actors.  

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LHRS: Libyan government could have prevented Benghazi bloodshed

The Libyan government has misled and misinformed the people regarding Benghazi assassinations, Libyan Human Rights Solidarity (LHRS) has claimed. The organisation said that if the government had investigated incidents from the beginning, as it claimed it had, it would have been possible to stop this bloodshed. The lack of prosecution has …

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Libya: Assassinations May Be Crimes Against Humanity

(Beirut) – An assassination spree between September 18 and 20, 2014, left at least 14 people dead in some of the bloodiest days this year in the eastern city of Benghazi. The dead included two young activists, members of the security forces, an outspoken cleric, and five other civilians.

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UNSMIL: Libyan parties to hold dialogue on 29 September on ways to end the country’s crisis

Over the past two weeks, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya, Bernardino Leon, held consultations with a number of Libyan actors from across the country including parliamentarians, political leaders and various civil society personalities. These discussions confirmed that there is a general consensus that the only solution to …

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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review – Libya

Libya’s criminal justice system remains weak and riddled with deficiencies that the government has yet to overcome, and is ineffective. The government has failed to achieve control over detainees held in many militia-run facilities, such as Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Detainees are abuse in custody, officials often deny them access to …

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Libya: Gunmen Storm HQ of Alassema TV and Kidnap its Crew

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) deprecates what the militias, which affiliated with “Fajr Libya” (Libya Dawn ) Group, did on Sunday dawn, August 24. The militias have stormed the headquarters of “Alassema TV” in Tripoli and abducted the workers, who had been there.

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Libya: Two Directors of Libya International Channel Abducted

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) expresses condemnation of the abduction of two journalists, Osama Rashed and Mohamed Al-Saeedi, by unknown gunmen in Libya, dated the 19th of August, 2014. The abduction took place while the two journalists were passing a “Janzour” checkpoint, west of Tripoli.

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Global Peace Index 2014 – Libya ranks 133 out of 162 countries

The GPI ranks the nations of the world according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace. The index measures levels of internal and external conflict, safety of citizens, and levels of militarisation. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country.

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